Products that made me go “meh”

While I have written the odd scathing post on the blog, for the most part I write about things I like or love. It’s much easier to write a glowing post then to write about things that just leaving you feeling neither love nor hate. With a beauty addition like mine,  I try out so many new things, that I am bound to come across a few that left me feeling a little meh. I saw this tag on a few other blogs and new I just had to do one myself

Chanel Le Vernis Nail colour 

This might not be a popular one, but to me these nail varnishes are extremely over priced at around the €22 mark. While Chanel do have a serious range of gorgeous colours, for the price of them I feel they are just not worth it. Whenever I wear this varnish it chips within a few hours and not a slight hardly noticeable chip, a full on ” ewwww,  look at her scruffy nails” chip. I have tried wearing base coats, top coats, you name it I have tried it, but still the Chanel varnish wear off and chip far too easily. I have even tried different colours with the same outcome. To me you can get much better nail polishes, at much better prices on the makeup stands in boots.

Rimmel Wake me up Foundation

Around this time last year, the blogging world went mad for this stuff. Tanya Burr, raved and raved about this and said it felt light on the skin while at the same time giving you flawless coverage. Eh no, maybe if you have perfect  skin, with no problems at all, but for me it gave uneven coverage, clung to dry patches, wore off unevenly and just was something I really didn’t want to wear on my face again. For my this is a big miss.

Bastiste xxl Plumping Powder

As you may have already guessed, I love big hair. I mean BIG BIG hair. I am always on the hunt for the next best thing, to help me achieve this look. On an impulse one day I bought this plumping powder from Bastiste. To use, you shake a small amount into the hair and then rub it in. This leaves your hair feeling sticky, heavy and greasy from the minute you apply it. It does not give big hair, but instead leaves your hair feeling limp and feeling dirty. If you are looking for big hair your really need the l’oreal TXT spray in your life. Avoid this plumping powder like the plague.

Make Up For Ever Hd concealer

It actually pains me to include a Make Up For Ever product in this post and I actually was in two minds about including this as it isn’t actually the product that makes me go meh, but rather the applicator. Concealer wise, this one isn’t one I love, but when used correctly it is good and I do like it. For me where this product falls down is with the applicator. To dispense the concealer, you twist the bottom and then the product comes out the little hole on the top. When you twist, it takes ages for the product to actually come out and then you end up twisting too much and too much product comes out. I just don’t get the applicator on this one and maybe it’s me missing something, but it just ruins the concealer for me.

Estee Lauder Double wear light

If I was to sum this foundation up in one word, it would be ‘ grand ‘. It’s just a grand foundation, neither amazing nor shocking, just grand. It doesn’t offer the coverage of the normal double wear or the lightness of a BB cream. It just falls in between and leaves me feeling a little meh. It can be patchy on the skin and leaves it looking a little dried out. I don’t hate this and I do go to it some days, and I would suggest that if you were thinking about this one, try a sample out first, because at €36.50 it isn’t cheap.

Bobbi Brown Concealer kit

So in my bid to get rid of my dark circles, I sought out the help of many peoples holy grail product in the Bobbi Brown Concealer kit. While I did buy the corrector with this and I find that good, the concealer kit really did nothing for me. It was too hard to spread and it didn’t cover my dark circles at all. I actually don’t use this at all anymore as it just does nothing to cover my dark circles, Maybe one day when the circles aren’t so dark this might be of some use, but for now it is just meh.
I would love to hear about products that left you feeling a little bit meh, so I can avoid them in future.

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  • Reply
    Robyn Morton
    February 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    These posts are always interesting, and some of them seem to be love or hate products, especially the Chanel, or the Estee Lauder. I’ve never tried Double Wear Light, but the 1 Chanel polish I have, it’s got fairly good staying power. Not great, but not the worst ever.Would I pay that price for a collection of them? No chance.

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    Pink Elephant Blog
    February 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I have a bit of a Chanel fetish but I agree with you, they have fantastic colurs but the formula is horrendous for the price. Saying that I have a lot of the polishes, I just can’t help myself when it comes to some of the colours. I haven’t tried the Rimmel foundation myself but I know that Becky loves it… but then she does have perfect skin 😉

    alex @

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      Sinéad K
      February 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      it’s funny how different foundations suit different skin types. I couldn’t be forking out €22 for chanel polishes.

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    Karen Constantine
    February 25, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I feel the same way about the Rimmel Wake Me Up, I felt like a big shiny headed weirdo with it on and only used it twice before catapulting it out of the house. Great post and I know what things to avoid 😉

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      Sinéad K
      February 25, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      I was beginning to think I was the only one who didn’t like it.

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    Makeup Monster
    February 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve only had one chanel polish and found it chipped really easily too which was so disappointing!

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      Sinéad K
      February 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      for the price of them, you would be expecting a miracle on the nails

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    Cathy Wilson
    February 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Love these kinds of posts, yours was just great !:D I’m genuinely off to Boots to look for that l’oreal TXT spray you recommended instead of the batiste, cos I’d being eyeing that up for a while now. Thanks for saving me a few bob! 🙂 xxx

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    February 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    This is the second time I’ve seen that rimmel foundation being slated for it’s lack of coverage so I think I’ll avoid that.

    Completely agree with you about the plumping powder. It leaves your hair in an awful state- stick and straw like. I think I’ll take a look at that spray you recommend. – claire

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      Sinéad K
      February 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Claire you will Love the Txt spray. It is one of my favourite discoveries of last year

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    February 25, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I hated the Wake Me Up the first time I used it but my skin changed when I was pregnant and I found it brilliant! Mind you, I wouldn’t recommend that. Probably best just buy a different one 😉 I’m with you on the Chanel polish, very chippy for the price. I definitely wouldn’t try the hair powder, the bloody spray leaves my hair feeling gross and grey, so I imagine the powder would have a similar effect! Great post.

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    Lisa Dunn
    February 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    That’s interesting about the Double Wear Light, I was really interested in trying it as I didn’t want the heavy coverage of the double wear. I’ll be sure to try before I buy! x

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    Eimear Byrne Makeup Artist
    February 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    These posts are my favourite! I didn’t like the Wake Me Up foundation either. The coverage was crap, the lightest shade was waaay too dark and it made my face super glittery haha no thank you! X

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      Sinéad K
      February 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      The wake me up foundation is throwing up some real mixed emotions some people love it.

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    Michelle grimes
    December 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I bought the Chanel nail polish and had the exact same result – chipping all over the place!! big let down. I am a fan of the plumping powders but I do hate how they make my hair feel so deffo gonna try out the spray you recommended!!

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    December 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    totally agree with you on the wake me up and the chanel polishes! such a disappointment. will be avoiding the others!

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    Product Junkie
    January 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Love these posts! I get great tips and advise from you

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